Shattering the myth: Raising kids is a stumbling block to pursuing a PhD
By Bushra Jamil | Posted on 17 September 2014
The decision to pursue a PhD in science with three little kids was of course a difficult one. When I began my PhD program two years ago, my oldest child was 3 and my youngest just 2 months.
Nonetheless, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Many of us are not audacious enough to take initiative after having kids. We assume that children will be a stumbling block on our way to excel.
However, for many people, children and higher studies are quite manageable simultaneously, though the journey will require more effort, persistence and management. ...